Skip to content

Holmgren to remain as Flyers GM; what about Hextall?

May 2, 2014, 5:18 PM EST

From CSN Philly’s John Clark:

No surprise, really. The Flyers may have lost in the first round of the playoffs, but it was largely assumed Holmgren’s job was saved (if it was ever truly in jeopardy) when Philadelphia fought back from an awful start to make the playoffs.

It does, however, bring up the future of assistant general manager Ron Hextall, who’s reportedly “in the mix” for the GM opening in Vancouver, and could certainly be a candidate to replace George McPhee in Washington.

It was thought last year when Hextall came to Philly from the Kings that he might one day replace Holmgren.

“I do want to be a general manager,” Hextall said, per NHL.com. “I talked to [Holmgren] about that when we talked about this job. If something else becomes available, I at least want to look at it. He was absolutely fine with that. My goal still hasn’t changed in terms of where I want this to all end.”

It might end up that Holmgren becomes team president in Philadelphia (a position that doesn’t currently exist), and Hextall steps into the GM role.

In fact, something along those lines appears to be Snider’s plan:

As for the players?

Veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen is the club’s most important pending unrestricted free agent. In March, the 39-year-old said he’d “figure out during the summer” if he wants to keep playing.

Oh, and there was this:

CSN Philly has more on what was said today.

Latest Posts
  1. Capitals send Burakovsky to AHL after keeping him out of World Juniors

    Dec 19, 2014, 10:43 AM EST

    Andre Burakovsky Getty Images

    He’s been a healthy scratch in five of Washington’s last six games.

  2. Islanders set to get Boychuk, Hamonic back

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:55 AM EST

    Johnny Boychuk Getty Images

    New York has gone 3-3-0 in six straight games without either of them.

  3. Pickard’s stellar play hasn’t created a goalie controversy, insists Roy

    Dec 19, 2014, 9:02 AM EST

    Colorado Avalanche v Pittsburgh Penguins Getty Images

    Although he feels this should serve as “a wake-up call for Berra.”

  4. PHT Morning Skate: 85-year-old aims to set hockey Guinness record

    Dec 19, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

    Don Van Massenhoven Getty Images

    The picture is of former referee Don Van Massenhoven, who will serve as the event’s recorder.

  5. Make it six in a row: The losing continues for the Oilers

    Dec 19, 2014, 1:10 AM EST

    Chris Tierney, Andrew Ference AP

    But they did score more than two goals in a game for first time since Nov. 28.

  6. Flyers’ Giroux bites the jersey of Gudbranson

    Dec 19, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

    Screen Shot 2014-12-18 at 6.45.05 PM

    Because everyone likes a snack before they line up for a faceoff, right?

  7. Panthers need only six rounds to defeat Flyers in shootout

    Dec 18, 2014, 10:52 PM EST

    Roberto Luongo Getty Images

    And Roberto Luongo’s victory ties him for 12th on the all-time list.

  8. Crosby back for Pens after missing three games with the mumps

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:39 PM EST

    Sidney Crosby AP

    He’ll be in the lineup when Pittsburgh takes on the Avs at home.

  9. Avs’ Stuart to play game No. 1,000 tonight

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:33 PM EST

    Florida Panthers v Colorado Avalanche Getty Images

    When Colorado takes on the Penguins at Consol.

  10. Ben Eager signs with Blues’ AHL affiliate

    Dec 18, 2014, 6:07 PM EST

    Ben Eager

    Journeyman tough guy is back playing in North America.

  11. Diving fine has players more ‘aware’ of NHL’s crackdown on embellishment

    Dec 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EST

    Neal dive

    So says Sharks coach Todd McLellan, who witnessed James Neal’s cannonball on Saturday.

Featured video

More than a Stanley Cup hangover?
Top 10 NHL Player Searches
  1. S. Crosby (4307)
  2. B. Bishop (2888)
  3. D. Krejci (2767)
  4. C. Crawford (2386)
  5. C. Kunitz (2229)
  1. O. Palat (1961)
  2. C. Perry (1939)
  3. B. Elliott (1856)
  4. T. Oshie (1721)
  5. T. Hall (1536)